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Venkaiah Naidu visits Parrikar s family in Goa, offers condolences

[India], Mar 24 (ANI): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday visited the residence of former Chief Minister of Goa late Manohar Parrikar at Dona Paula to offer condolences to his family.Naidu, who is on two-day visit to the state was received by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Governor Mridula Sinha at Dabolim Airport. Today, I met the family members of Late Shri. Manohar Parrikar in Goa and conveyed my heartfelt condolences. I had a long association of more than 30 years with him. He was one of the finest politicians of modern times, Naidu tweeted.Naidu also hailed Parrikar as the epitome of integrity and said that he walked the talk of simplicity. Shri. Parrikar was simple, honest and dedicated. He walked the talk of simplicity. He was the epitome of integrity. His death is an insurmountable loss to the country, especially to Goa. Parrikar, a senior BJP leader, died on March 17 evening after a prolonged battle against cancer at the age of 63.He is survived by two sons -- Utpal, an electrical engineering graduate from Michigan State University, and Abhijat, a local businessman. His wife Medha passed away in 2000. (ANI)

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